AFP-Wisconsin Disappointed by Court Setback for Worker Freedom
State Director Eric Bott says right-to-work critical to raise incomes, employment in Wisc.
MADISON — Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin reacted with disappointment after a judge struck down the state’s right-to-work law, which the group says would increase employment and allow workers more choice.
AFP-Wisconsin State Director Eric Bott had the following to say:
“This ruling is a slap in the face to Wisconsin workers and the rule of law. Wages are the property of the workers who earned them. Unions have no innate right to take hard-earned dollars from working families against their will. Employees should never have to risk losing their jobs because of their choice to join or not join a union. Every worker should be able to decide for themselves where their money goes. They should not be forced to pay dues for services that fail to meet their needs. Unions should exist to serve workers, not to confiscate earnings.”
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